Category Archives: Denis Mukwege

Denis Mukwege till Sverige för filmpremiär

Filmen ”The Man Who Mends Women” om den världeberömda gynekologen och människorättsaktivisten Denis Mukwege har Sverigepremiär den 17 oktober. I samband med premiären besöker Dr Mukwege, Right Livelihood-pristagare 2013, och filmens regissör Thierry Michel olika platser i Sverige för att möta såväl allmänhet som politiker. Bakom inbjudan står Right Livelihood-stiftelsen, PMU och Läkarmissionen. Snart lanseras […]

Denis Mukwege: Rape As A Weapon Of War In The Democratic Republic of Congo

Dr. Denis Mukwege, awarded the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ in 2013 for his work as a gynaecologist, surgeon, and women’s rights advocate, visited Geneva in March 2016 to take part in the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH). While in Switzerland, Dr. Mukwege presented the film “The Man Who Mends Women,” together with […]

Panzi Hospital’s accounts seized

Congolese tax authorities seized accounts of Denis Mukwege‘s Panzi hospital. Mukwege regards the freezing of the hospital’s accounts as unjustified and said Panzi hospital had been singled out by the government. According to media reports, the hospital’s lawyer, Patient Bashombe, called the seizing of the hospital’s accounts illegal and that “no public hospital in DRC has ever paid tax.” […]

Denis Mukwege receives 2014 Sakharov Prize

The European Parliament announced yesterday that Dr. Denis Mukwege has been named Laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, which will be awarded in Strasbourg in November. He will receive the Prize for his struggle to protect women. The RLA Foundation welcomes the decision and congratulates Dr. Mukwege. In 2013, he had received […]